The General Plan is the City's primary land use policy document and serves as the "blueprint" for the future of the community. The General Plan includes four chapters that address seven different topic areas or "elements" as required by State law. The City Council adopted an updated General Plan in January 2019, and adopted additional updates to the Hazards Chapter in December 2021 to address new requirements in State law.
In addition to the four chapters noted above, the General Plan includes a separate Housing Element. The Housing Element is maintained as a separate document from the rest of the General Plan because it must be updated and reviewed on a specific schedule mandated by State law. The Housing Element covers an eight-year housing planning period set by the State. In December 2021, the City Council adopted the Housing Element for the 2021-2029 housing planning period.